Struggle and Hope: Essays on Stabilization and Reform in a Post-Socialist Economy

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Hungarian Kornai (economics, Harvard U.) analyzes stabilization and reform in eastern Europe and appeals for solidarity and individual rights. He characterizes the problems of stabilization and adjustment as painful but necessary conditions of sustainable growth, and the reforms of what he calls premature welfare states as disproportionately large in relation to the resources available. He emphasizes the ethical implications and historical roots of the problems and the political conditions and consequences of change. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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1 Eliminating the shortage economy: a general analysis and examination of developments in Hungary 1
2 Lasting growth as top priority: macroeconomic tensions and government economic policy in Hungary 45
3 A steep road: an interview by Laszlo Zsolt Szabo on the stabilization programme 88
4 The dilemmas of Hungarian economic policy: an analysis of the stabilization programme 100
5 Paying the bill for goulash communism: Hungarian development and macro stabilization in a political-economy perspective 121
6 Adjustment without recession: a case study of Hungarian stabilization 180
7 The responsibility of the individual and society: an interview by Mihaly Laki on social issues 216
8 The citizen and the state: reform of the welfare system 239
References 255
Appendix List of studies and details of their first English publication 278
Name index 279
Subject index 282
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